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By Charles Webster

In the course of the interval 1840-1940 biology and drugs have been reworked, and took on significant implications for social amelioration and inhabitants development. New organic disciplines comparable to genetics and psychology consciously used clinical clarification to redefine the lifetime of the person. This quantity originates from a earlier and current convention on 'The Roots of Sociobiology' held in 1978 and accommodates the result of fresh examine on difficulties within the social family of the organic sciences. The authors describe varied ancient points of the interrelationship of technical event and social coverage within the fields of healthiness, schooling and social welfare. perception is equipped into modern debates on actual and racial deterioration, the assets and distribution of intelligence, the appliance of evolutionary biology to social and political concept, and the research of human societies. The authors increase problems with topical curiosity, reminiscent of the emergence and impact of eugenics, the beginning and impression of intelligence checking out, the connection among eugenics, genetics and evolutionary conception, and the reasons of the twentieth-century relief in toddler and maternal mortality. the world of insurance is Britain, the United States and Germany. The creation presents a assessment of modern learn at the social family of biology and medication.

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89, 9 5 - 6 , 109. *Sheffield and Rotherham Independent (13 Apr. 1871), p. 3. Lancet (21 May 1870), p. 740. 26 British Medical Journal (27 Jan. 1872), p. 111. 25 27 Josephine Butler Papers: Josephine Butler to Mr Edmondson, 13 Feb. 1875 (copy at City of London Polytechnic). Women's Health and the Women's Movement 23 anti-male. Her articles on venereal diseases capitalized on the West End male immorality exposed by the Piccadilly Flat case. 28 Her articles aroused widespread disgust, but she was unrepentant: 'the important point about the articles', she wrote in October,'...

Votes for Women (2 Feb. 1912), p. 276; Anti-Suffrage Review (May 1909), p. 4 and B. Harrison, Separate Spheres. The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain (London, 1978), pp. 60, 111-12. , Maternity. Letters from Working-Women collected by the Women's Cooperative Guild, ed. M. Llewelyn Davies (Virago edn, 1978), pp. 50, 56, 58, 64, 102, 157, 187-8. 22 Nor was ignorance current only among working women, as the single instance of Marie Stopes must suffice to illustrate. She was brought up by her mother to believe that ignorance was synonymous with innocence and failed to understand why she did not get pregnant by her impotent first husband.

42; Lancet (3 Nov. 1883), p. 780. 35 For example, in his Man and Woman: A Study of Human Secondary Sexual Characters (London, 4th edn, 1904), pp. 218, 441. , p. 102. 34 Women's Health and the Women's Movement 25 siological symptoms whose roots lay in intellectual starvation. 38 Harriet Martineau's writing career was successfully conducted against a continuous and insidious susurration of warnings against overwork, and required great courage and determination. Miss Buss told Miss Davies in 1874 that Girton 'suffers largely ...

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